Strings Program


violinist.jpg  Welcome to our new year at Cider Mill 2020-21!

For those of you that are returning students, welcome back! 

 Here is a video of our remote string project from last term!

This year, there are two plans for string instruction.

  1. The hybrid plan will have the traditional weekly morning orchestra (a before-school ensemble of all the instruments of our family) and an instrument specific small group class held weekly during the school day.

  2. Students participating in our remote plan will have the opportunity to participate at home with an orchestra that corresponds to each student’s experience level as well as an individualized rotating Zoom class.  

For those interested in continuing strings this year, look out for a grade-level invitational email with corresponding simple enrollment information that we will be sending soon. For 4th and 5th grade students that are joining us and learning a stringed instrument for the first time (violin, viola, cello, bass), there will also be an email sent with easy enrollment information. 

For 3rd graders, Mr. Hayashi and Mrs. Franz will visit classes during the first week of school to demonstrate the different stringed instruments (violin, viola, cello).

Following these classroom visits, there will be an invitational email sent with easy, instrument specific enrollment information.

The forthcoming email for all students will include links for more information for those that need it, and all necessary course information will be immediately available.

In the interim, please feel free to email Mrs. Franz ( or Mr. Hayashi ( with any questions.

We look forward to sharing the joy of playing stringed instruments and making music together!